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Bernard Meisner

Create an Interactive Book to Share Your Research with Your Family
I wanted to share my family research with family members in manner that would interest them. I prepared an interactive electronic book for my sister and my cousins as a Christmas gift that they could view on their computers. The contents were a set of pages, one for each direct ancestral couple in our tree, with links to pictures, articles, maps, and movies that documented the lives and experiences of each couple. I will show example pages and explain how they were created.

The Family History Guide Association.

Finding Your Ancestors with Surname Mapping
You can use surname mapping to show the distribution of a surname across a given area. This can help you locate where a surname is found and its frequency, which in turn helps you to find clues and focus your research.

Jana K Greenhalgh

Finding your England Ancestors Online
A wealth of records exist to help us research our families from England, and many records are available online! This beginning-to-intermediate class will cover basic English research methods and provide an overview of the valuable records that are most useful to genealogists. And because it’s wonderful and convenient to research at home, the focus will be on records that are accessible on the internet

Rodney Holmes

My DNA Story
Randy will share his recent experiences with DNA testing and finding family he didn’t know he had.

Ronald Womack

Speaking of Family, Let’s Talk
Major events experienced in a family–some good and some bad…some really bad.

Dr. Kasia Flanagan

The Why and How of Preserving Your Personal History
In this engaging presentation, professional historian-turned-personal historian Dr. Kasia Flanagan outlines the why and how of creating your personal history. From writing an ethical will of your core values to writing a full history of where you came from, where you ended up, and everything you learned along the way, your personal history is irreplaceable and the most important part of your legacy.

Patti Huff Smith

Between the Lines: What Your Ancestors Didn’t Tell You (Getting the most from your DNA results), Part 2. In this DNA program, you will learn a simple and easy approach to help utilize your DNA results successfully. Using Ancestry.com results and loading them to GEDMatch.com will be a strong portion of this presentation. You will leave inspired, equipped, and ready to get the most out of your DNA results.

7th Birthday Celebration

Question and Answer  Panel     7th Birthday Celebration

State and Territorial Censuses—Underused Genealogical Tools

Bernard N. Meisner.   State and Territorial Censuses—Underused Genealogical Tools.
This presentation will be a review of the state and territorial censuses that have been conducted and their value in filling in the gaps between the federal census years, and in providing additional information concerning families, their occupations, and the places they lived, with a special focus on Texas and surrounding states

An Uncommon Census: the US Non-Population Schedule

Sheryl Rascher. An Uncommon Census: the US Non-Population Schedule.
Focused on the Peters’ Colony settlers in North Texas, Sheryl, demonstrates historical characteristics of the United States Federal Census Non-Population Schedules. Genealogical content, value and availability are discussed for the Agriculture, Manufacturers/Industry, Social Statistics, Slave, Defective-Dependent-Delinquent, Indian and Mortality Schedules.